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“Merkel’s idea of unending budgetary discipline is anti-democratic”, argues professor Heikki Patomäki.
Remember the Danish caricatures of Prophet Mohammed and all the commotion they stirred? It started in the Fall of 2005. In Finland there was a little side episode in connection to the caricatures. The Finnish Government, headed by prime minister Matti Vanhanen, apologised to the Islamic world for the caricatures published by the Danish newspaper [...]
Anti-capitalist protesters have been demonstrating at Wall Street already for 13 days. The group of protesters gathered on September 17. “Occupy Wall Street” protests were inspired by the Arab Spring, particularly the protests in Cairo. Slow-news-day.net hasn’t found out any clear estimates on the number of protesters from the internet sources, but it would seem [...]
Last week True Finns party came out with their declaration against discrimination. Let’s take a look at the text first and then amuse ourselves a bit.
The Finnish populist party True Finns that gained 34 seats in the parliament election in April 17 are a mixed bag. However, one tight group within the party are the members of nationalist association Finnish Sisu (Suomen Sisu). They got four members elected in the general election: Jussi Halla-aho, James Hirvisaari, Olli Immonen and Juho Eerola. [...]
It seems the disappointment of the Finnish parliamentary election result for Green League has a flip side. In the aftermath of the general election on Sunday the membership of Green League (Vihreät) has grown rapidly. The same goes for Left Alliance (Vasemmistoliitto) but to a bit smaller degree.
The populist True Finns party lead by Timo Soini made history on Sunday by gaining 34 seats in the Finnish parliamentary election. Their vote rose by 15 percentage points compared with the last election in 2007. Their anti-bailout attitude has made Portugal somewhat nervous. Timo Soini received more votes than any other candidate. He has [...]